Press Releases

IMVO formally established & blueprint provider selected for Ireland

The IMVO has been formally established & a blueprint provider has been selected for Ireland

 
Patient Safety & Supply Chain Security at GS1’s Healthcare Event in Budapest

Over 300 healthcare leaders from 43 countries gathered at the 28th GS1 Healthcare conference in Budapest to discuss Patient Safety and Supply Chain Security.

 
GS1 accredited as issuing agency for UDI by FDA

Based on the UDI rule released in September 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially accredited GS1® as a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issuing agency. (Brussels, Belgium, 17 December 2013).

 
HL7 Supports GS1

Health Level Seven International (HL7) has re-iterated its support of GS1 by joining more than 50 leading healthcare stakeholders from around the world in signing an endorsement paper that supports the adoption of GS1 Standards for the healthcare supply chain.

 
More than 50 Global Healthcare Leaders Endorse GS1 Healthcare Standards

The GS1 System of Standards for Healthcare has won the endorsement of more than 50 leading Healthcare stakeholders from around the world. Brussels, Belgium, April 17 2013 (updated Nov 2013)

 
EAHP announce new standard to address missing link in hospital supply chain processes

Medication errors are one of the most common causes of preventable adverse events in the healthcare. Identification of a medicine is a key element of safe medicine dispensing. Initial studies suggest that bar codes on medicines to the single unit level can help reduce medication error rates by 41.4% .

 
Offering a Global Cure for Healthcare

October 2012: McKinsey & Company release their report “Strength in unity: The promise of global standards in healthcare” which highlights the cost savings and patient safety benefits of adopting a single global supply chain standard in Healthcare.